A look back at Fujitsu Forum 2017

A look back at Fujitsu Forum 2017

Fujitsu Forum 2017 was a huge success. In the keynotes we learned a lot about the digital future of our world; the co-creation sessions and expert talks explored specific concepts for digitally transforming business; the fabulous Global Street Food Festival gave us a wealth of impressions to take in; and we showcased some amazing, innovative technologies in the Demonstration Center. Let’s take a quick look back at a few of the highlights at the biggest ICT show in Europe.

Our world’s future is digital

The keynotes at Fujitsu Forum 2017 left us in no doubt as to the extent to which technology and digital transformation will shape our future. We also learned how applying the co-creation principle to bring together technology, expert knowledge and the right partners can already start changing our lives for the better and maximizing our success today.

While the grand opening keynote with the Fujitsu President Tatsuya Tanaka, Duncan Tait and customers was dedicated to co-creation, Dr. Rolf Werner’s speech brought us up-to-date on Industry 4.0. We know from our joint keynote with NetApp what successful co-creation looks like; Dr. Joseph Reger introduced us to the enormous potential of quantum computers; and Rita McGrath described what tomorrow’s business models will look like.


A successful future built on co-creation and expert knowledge

Rob Enslin, President of the Cloud Business Group at SAP, summed things up neatly in the panel discussion at the opening keynote:

“You need partners in order to be successful. You can’t expect to have all the right people you need in your own company.”

This is why collaboration is so crucial for any company that wants to continue to succeed in the digital era. The P.A.C.T. principle is rooted firmly in our corporate culture: Those who work with the right people to initiate the right processes with the right technology succeed.

These very same factors combined to make this year’s Fujitsu Forum such a compelling and inspiring event. More than 12,000 IT professionals attended our creative breakout and co-creation sessions; we shared our knowledge and experience in expert talks; and we worked closely with individuals to identify the best IT solutions for their businesses.

One of the main benefits of co-creation is that it examines transformative processes from different perspectives. In the large Co-creation Zone at Fujitsu Forum 2017, visitors had the opportunity to explore for themselves how valuable a change of perspective can be.

In our large Demonstration Center, we presented the right technology to support and sustain these processes. And to give visitors the chance to absorb all the ideas and input they’d received, we invited them to the Global Street Food Festival during the Forum’s halftime break.

If you weren’t able to attend Fujitsu Forum 2017 or would like to read up on the details of a breakout session or re-watch a keynote, no problem. Take a look at the Forum playlists on YouTube. You can also find the presentations from the breakout sessions on Slideshare and read more about the event and its highlights here in the blog.

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Some impressions from the Press Day:

We’d like to say a big thank-you to everyone who took part in the event – the visitors, speakers, partners, sponsors and, of course, Fujitsu employees – and we look forward to welcoming you all to Fujitsu Forum 2018. See you next year!

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